Mike Howell

Mike is a Senior Advisor for Government Relations at The Heritage Foundation. He doesn’t pull any punches when talking about why progressives in this country object to securing the border. Mike said, “The opposition from the Democrat party to border security it’s an ideological thing, and it’s religious almost for them. In the absence of a large religious element in their party, they have found fervent belief in the notion that borders are bad and that nationalistic thinking and taking care of our own country first is, in effect, a racist thing. The reason why it’s got to this point is because the intellectual and financial elite of the Democratic Party recognized that it is illegal immigration on a massive scale helps them form a permanent voting coalition because people are dependent on the government and those people dependent on the government are more likely to be Democrats and vote for Democrats.”

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